Panel Sessions

Plenary Panel Session 1

Title: Trend of Unmanned Systems R&D and Industrial Applications

Chair: Ben M. Chen, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Panelist: Haibin Duan, Beihang University, China

              Qiang Wu, AVIC Development and Research Center, China

              Lihua Xie, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

              Guocheng Zhao, Ewatt Technology Co., Ltd., China

Abstract: CCC 2018 proudly presents a plenary panel session on Trend of Unmanned Systems R&D and Industrial Applications. We are pleased to have 4 prominent researchers, educators and senior management in unmanned system research and industry to share their vast experiences and visions on the future directions of unmanned system research, industrial applications and commercialization. The objective of this plenary panel is to provide an opportunity for interested participants to interact with the experts in the field through effective face-to-face dialogues.

2B20B  Haibin Duan is currently a professor with the School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beihang University (formerly Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, BUAA), Beijing, China. He received Ph.D. degree from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA) in 2005. He was once an engineer of Shenyang Aircraft Design Research Institute of AVIC, and a technician of AVIC Aviation Motor Control System Institute. He is the head of BUAA Bio-inspired Autonomous Flight Systems Research Group. His research interests are multiple UAVs autonomous formation control, and biological computer vision.

13A45  Qiang Wu is a Deputy Chief Engineer of the Development and Research Center, Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). He received his PhD in aircraft design from Beihang University (formerly Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, BUAA). His research focus has been on aviation product development planning and technology framework development. He is now engaged in the safety testing and evaluation of commercial UAVs, the conceptual studies and investigation of future civilian UAVs and UAV competitions.

1DD54  Lihua Xie is with the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he is currently a professor and Director, Delta-NTU Corporate Laboratory for Cyber-Physical Systems. He served as the Head of Division of Control and Instrumentation from July 2011 to June 2014. Dr Xie’s research interests include robust control & estimation, networked control systems, multi-agent networks, and unmanned systems. He is currently an Editor-in-Chief of Unmanned Systems and has served as an editor of IET Book Series in Control and an Associate Editor of a number of international journals. Prof. Xie is a Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of IFAC, and a member of Board of Governors, IEEE Control System Society.

3898C  Guocheng Zhao is the Founder and President of Ewatt Technology Co., Ltd. He obtained his MBA from the University of Wales, UK. He has involved in the development of UAV products and is an inventor of over 500 patents. He has been listed in the “One Thousand Leading Talents Plan” by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China, “Top Ten Excellent Young Entrepreneurs”, “123 Leading Entrepreneurs” and “Outstanding Socialism Builders by Hubei Province, China. In addition, he has also been awarded Entrepreneurs for the 6th Sci-tech Entrepreneurship of Hubei Province, Excellent Entrepreneurs of Wuhan, Yellow Crane Talents of Wuhan, Young Experts with Outstanding Contributions of Wuhan, May 1st Labor Medal of Wuhan and May 4th Youth Medal.